NJAWBO Essex Holds “Meet the Press Night” on March 18

Meet The PressThe next dinner meeting of the Essex Chapter of the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO) will be held at Giambotta Restaurant in Cedar Grove, on Tuesday, March 18, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

NJAWBO Essex provides a forum for networking, professional development, and education for women business owners. The March program is “Meet the Press Night,” in which editors from the area’s print news media have been invited to participate. Meet the Press Night is an opportunity for attendees to gain insight into how businesses can benefit from having an understanding about and developing a working relationship with the local press.

The featured panelists will include Lynne S. Goldman, editorial production manager of inBiz Magazine; Peggy Menaker, Lifestyles editor at The Progress; Jennifer Preston, editor of The New York Times New Jersey Weekly Edition; Owen Proctor, editor of The Verona–Cedar Grove Times; TaRessa Stovall, community editor at The Montclair Times; and Naomi Keenan, editor-in-chief of Suburban Essex Magazine.

The panel discussion will include a general introduction to publications, the value of free press, publication preferences, editorial versus advertising basics, press-release tips, and pointers on how to work with your local media reps. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion, and afterward, dinner-table discussions will provide an opportunity for one-on-one chats with the editors.In addition, attendees will each be given time to tell the group who they are and what they do.

All business owners and managers in the area are welcome. The price, which includes a three-course dinner, is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers with advance registration ($5 more at the door). Giambotta Restaurant is located at 30 Pompton Avenue (Rt. 23 South), Cedar Grove. For reservations, register online at by March 15 or call the NJAWBO Essex Hotline at 973-746-4404 (option 3). Questions can be directed to Rosanna Imbriano at New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Inc. (NJAWBO) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide tools for women business owners to compete in any marketplace, enabling them to operate a financially successful business. NJAWBO is the largest statewide women business owners’ organization in the United States. Its primary objective is to support and encourage business ownership by women. Networking, partnering, leadership, education, and political advocacy are the hallmarks of the NJAWBO experience. For more information on NJAWBO, visit

Editorial contact: Donna Thompson,
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